Making the Wood “Pop” with Mitch Kohanek October 13


 $150 Tuition + $10 materials 
Deposit: $50.00
Saturday Only Class
  • Key Points:
  • *Magnify the beauty of figurative woods
  • *Learn about the coloring agents
  • *Learn what coatings are used
  • *Color-on-color techniques
  • *Color striking open pored woods
  • *Create your own color system



There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.


Figurative woods look great with clear coatings, but what will make those figurative woods “pop” with color? In this class students will work with coloring agents that will add depth and metamerism (chatoyance) to figurative woods. Using natural and synthetic dyes, oils and chemicals used on figurative woods, like bird’s eye maple,and tiger maple, will “pop” those figures with color. Another key component is using the correct coatings to magnify the depth of that figure. For semi-diffuse and ring porous woods there are a variety of color combinations and materials to decorate those pores, making attractive and different visual presentations. Color-on-color techniques are easy and fun ways to create colors that can’t be obtained any other way.